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Old November 17th, 2008, 04:16 PM   #421
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and some interior shots by wyliepoon at urbantoronto.ca....

inside the glass facade...

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next 3 pics by interchange42 at urbantoronto.ca...the Gehry touch in evidence with the staircase..

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back of the building is in blue titanium...

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Old November 18th, 2008, 03:58 PM   #422
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The wood looks fantastic! It's supposedly cedar, I wonder if it came from BC.
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Old November 18th, 2008, 05:38 PM   #423
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Methinks it's Douglas fir not cedar.
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Old November 20th, 2008, 06:10 PM   #424
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A fabulous building. I could only stay for 2 hours, but only got through floors 5 and 4. I'll have to make a few more trips back there.
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Old November 21st, 2008, 05:53 AM   #425
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From another forum.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maldive View Post
With all the economic doom and gloom this fall, I thought I would send a postcard to amuse my fellow skyscraper geeks.

I couldn't find the original "future skyline" thread started a year ago, so I'll start a new one that others can contribute to if they wish.


WHY THE NEW TORONTO WATERFRONT RENDER: last year I did a
future render of Toronto's waterfront skyline that was well-received, but
after looking at it recently, I realized it was little more than blobs of light "to
scale" ... so I decided to try again with an aim to create much more photo-realism
for each and every building that is joining the waterfront skyline.

The rather dramatic impact of Maple Leaf Square and ICE Condos from the
waterfront POV really fueled the desire to do this render (along with waaaay
too much spare time). I've included a couple of new proposals that will
likely be delayed by the economic situation, but they don't add much to the
render anyway. The lion's share of the projects included are well underway.


THE PROJECTS KEY: there's bound to be some mistakes but the
heights, locations and status are pretty accurate.


HIGH ANGLE PIC: I included this for forumers who don't know the city or what's hiding behind the waterfront skyline
they may already know (most photographed). This high angle render hints at the "big Toronto skyline"...
5 or 6 miles of built form running north from Lake Ontario
(mostly invisible BEHIND the waterfront skyline).


REALLY BIG WATERFRONT RENDER: there's a LINK below to a very large render if you want to critique individual buildings
(most additions were based on the actual elevations when available).

Feel free to spam as many forums and threads as you deem appropriate with the renders.

And let me know what you think. I was fun to do.

Cheers.

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PROJECTS KEY:


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BEHIND THE WATERFRONT SKYLINE:


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LINK TO LARGE RENDERING

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Old November 21st, 2008, 07:30 AM   #426
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OMG, I can't stop staring at all that. Maldive is truly a god (or possibly a goddess!!).
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Old November 21st, 2008, 08:07 AM   #427
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gosh that is just amazing.
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Old November 21st, 2008, 02:57 PM   #428
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Really good work.Love it.
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Old November 21st, 2008, 04:56 PM   #429
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COPYRIGHTED - DO NOT REPOST THESE RENDERINGS IN OTHER FORUMS WITHOUT PERMISSION. THANK YOU.

With all the economic doom and gloom this fall, I thought I would send a postcard to amuse my fellow skyscraper geeks.

I couldn't find the original "future skyline" thread started a year ago, so I'll start a new one that others can contribute to if they wish.


WHY THE NEW TORONTO WATERFRONT RENDER: last year I did a
future render of Toronto's waterfront skyline that was well-received, but
after looking at it recently, I realized it was little more than blobs of light "to
scale" ... so I decided to try again with an aim to create much more photo-realism
for each and every building that is joining the waterfront skyline.

The rather dramatic impact of Maple Leaf Square and ICE Condos from the
waterfront POV really fueled the desire to do this render (along with waaaay
too much spare time). I've included a couple of new proposals that will
likely be delayed by the economic situation, but they don't add much to the
render anyway. The lion's share of the projects included are well underway.


THE PROJECTS KEY: there's bound to be some mistakes but the
heights, locations and status are pretty accurate.


HIGH ANGLE PIC: I included this for forumers who don't know the city or what's hiding behind the waterfront skyline
they may already know (most photographed). This high angle render hints at the "big Toronto skyline"...
5 or 6 miles of built form running north from Lake Ontario
(mostly invisible BEHIND the waterfront skyline).


REALLY BIG WATERFRONT RENDER: there's a LINK below to a very large render if you want to critique individual buildings
(most additions were based on the actual elevations when available).

Feel free to spam as many forums and threads as you deem appropriate with the renders.

And let me know what you think. I was fun to do.

Cheers.

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PROJECTS KEY:


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BEHIND THE WATERFRONT SKYLINE:



LINK TO LARGE RENDERING

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Old November 21st, 2008, 07:15 PM   #430
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That's crazy. And most of that should be built by 2013.
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Old November 21st, 2008, 09:31 PM   #431
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And then they'll be building East Bayfront and the mouth of the Don Valley! The waterfront skyline will stretch much further than even this new render.
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 06:58 PM   #432
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The western waterfront skyline has a big headstart, however when the East Bayfront (which is zoned for some tall towers at key intersections-Jarvis, Sherbourne, Parliament + substantial mid-rises closer to the water's edge), and the talls about to begin construction at the Distillery District, are all completed...

Toronto will have... appropriately... a huge T - shaped skyline... the spine of built form running for miles north from the lake... and the east/west skyline along the lake (the top of the "T" so to speak).
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 12:55 AM   #433
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Lovely image of the new AGO post by Whoaccio on UT
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Old November 27th, 2008, 05:14 AM   #434
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The AGO is a huge asset to our country. As local boy, Frank Gehry said, this place "is going to knock their socks off". I went, and it does.
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Old January 7th, 2009, 03:25 AM   #435
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New rendering of Īce Condos/York Centre (16 York St., CadFair/Lanterra, 65 + 55 + 31s, aA), posted by Solaris on UT:

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Old January 7th, 2009, 07:10 AM   #436
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Wow! These towers look great!
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Old January 7th, 2009, 07:31 AM   #437
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They're definitely cool. Ice cool.
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Old January 8th, 2009, 06:13 PM   #438
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I never noticed how the tower is actually shifted out half way up. I always thought it was just a break half way up. I'm still not sold on that weak base, however. I'd much prefer if the shorter office tower extended south to cover the entire lot at about 10 floors and have the condo towers shoot up from that.

Maple Leaf Square across the street incorporates a similar design to great effect. The proximity of the elevated Gardiner Expressway should make the argument for such a design even more compelling than the street level benefits alone.
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A couple of new (I think) pics of the curvy Absolute towers u/c in Mississauga (Toronto suburb).





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Old February 11th, 2009, 05:02 PM   #440
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Women's College makeover a step closer
Community council okays the hospital's renovation plans, final approval up to city hall

10 February 2009
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Plans for the massive redevelopment of Women's College Hospital, which include the demolition of the main building on the site, took a big step closer to getting final city hall approval.

The project got the go-ahead from Toronto and East York community council yesterday.

Approval from city council is required before proceeding with redevelopment, which would introduce to the site a state-of-the-art ambulatory care facility by the time it is complete, around 2015.

The plan also calls for teaching and research facilities and outpatient clinical services, catering primarily to women. The hospital would not have an emergency wing receiving ambulances from across the city, and would not provide in-patient services.

The hospital would run from roughly 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. five days a week, with perhaps some extended hours for clinics, officials say.

In all, the block bordered by Grenville, Bay and Grosvenor Sts. and Surrey Place, will be redeveloped.

The project will cost "hundreds of millions" of dollars, and funding will come from the province.

A call for proposals will go out in May to seek a consortium that will design, build and maintain the facility, said Gregory Colucci, of Diamond and Schmitt Architects, a firm behind the project.

It's hoped construction could begin next spring. A new, seven-storey structure spanning from Grenville to Grosvenor will later connect to a new, six-storey structure to form one building.

The project also calls for the demolition of a 1920s-style mid-rise rental building on Grosvenor.

Some members of the public voiced anger at yesterday's community council meeting over the fact the neo-Georgian-style building - listed on the city's inventory of heritage properties - is slated for demolition.

Councillor Sandra Bussin, who sits on the community council, called for further discussion on finding a way to work the apartment building's facade into the project.

"It's a travesty this structure is going to be demolished," Bussin said, calling its architecture an impressive part of Toronto's history.

Her motion failed.

The community council heard the apartment's facade doesn't work with the design of the new hospital or the other buildings in the area.

Plus there are several similarly styled apartments in other spots downtown, Michael McClelland, an expert on architecture and building conservation, told the community council.

Instead, designers will look into ways to incorporate features of the apartment building, such as columns and arch windows, into the hospital project.
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